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Butterfly Release Celebrated At Hurley Park

Butterflies are unique, beautiful and come in an array of colors. They are some of the most beautiful insects in a garden, and people will even plant certain flowers, shrubs and trees to catch a glimpse of their favorite butterfly. Some people even know the butterfly’s species, which shows how much butterflies mean to people and gardeners. Hurley Park attendees and workers are no exception. In Hurley Park, we see many pollinators from honey bees to the lowly moths. Moths are beautiful too; they just get a bad rap. One thing that all pollinators have in common is that they need a food source. Luckily, Hurley Park provides just that!

In late summer, Hurley park has different varieties of milkweed in bloom. This is wonderful because it is a host plant for a few butterflies. Being a host plant means that the butterflies can either collect nectar/food from the plant’s flowers and the caterpillars can devour the entire plants themselves. That’s one thing gardeners can sometimes have a hard time dealing with. Yes, you will grow these plants so that they can be eaten. If we do not grow these plants, we lose out on our pollinators and of course, our beautiful butterflies. Given that not everyone knows this about pollinators and butterflies, Hurley Park has decided to help continue educating the public.

Last year, Hurley Park hosted a celebration simply titled, “Butterfly Release”. It was such a success that Hurley Park has now included it into an annual lineup of programs. The event was conducted by All-A-Flutter Farms, which provided education on butterflies in general, as well as the infamous Monarch and even had a Monarch butterfly release. This year, Hurley Park again hosted the event on Sunday, August 5 from 2-4 p.m. near the large (Haden) Gazebo. The event was just as fantastic the second time!

Participants learned about butterflies, Monarch butterflies and their migration, host plants, and guests received their very own milkweed seed to plant at their home gardens. It was a great opportunity to help out our local pollinators since their habitat and host plant locations have dwindled due to urban encroachment and new farming practices. With a little bit of luck and education, we can help our local pollinators thrive for future generations.

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On September 11, 2020 the City was notified of a second allocation of CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $200,221. To deploy these funds, Council will have to adopt an amendment to the FY20-21 Annual Action Plan to describe, broadly speaking, how the funds will be utilized. City Council held a public hearing on December 1 and opened a public comment period that ended on December 25, 2020. A draft was presented at the January 5, 2021 City Council meeting, and a public comment period closed on January 12, 2021.

A new draft for the use of the CDBG funds is now available for public review, the file is available below.

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Current COVID-19 Restrictions

Executive Order 185:

  • Lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order established under Executive Order 181
  • Still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings
  • Allows many businesses to operate at 50% capacity
  • Extends onsite service of alcohol until 11 p.m.
  • Lifts the 100-person cap on some businesses that were operating at 30% capacity
  • Allows some indoor businesses – including bars and taverns, indoor amusement parks, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas – to open at 30% capacity (with a cap of 250 people)
  • Allows larger indoor arenas with a capacity of more than 5,000 people to open at 15% capacity with no cap (as long as additional safety protocols in place)
  • Increases the indoor mass gathering limit to 25 people (the outdoor mass gathering limit remains at 50 people)

Each of these routes arrives and departs from the central Transfer Site on Depot St. Any bus you board can take you to the Transfer Site. Any member of the public may ride on the bus. The buses do not operate on holidays.

Please note that the last time listed for a stop indicates the last bus will be traveling to that location and no further transfers are available.

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The Transit Security Administration issued a security directive effective on February 1, 2021 requiring the wearing of masks by travelers to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Conveyance operators must also require all persons onboard to wear masks when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel.

This Order must be followed by all passengers on public conveyances (e.g., airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares) traveling into, within, or out of the United States as well as conveyance operators (e.g., crew, drivers, conductors, and other workers involved in the operation of conveyances) and operators of transportation hubs ( e.g., airports, bus or ferry terminals, train or subway stations, seaports, ports of entry) or any other area that provides transportation in the United States.

People must wear masks that cover both the mouth and nose when awaiting, boarding, traveling on, or disembarking public conveyances. People must also wear masks when entering or on the premises of a transportation hub in the United States. A copy of the Transportation Security Administration’s security directive can be found at

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

Covid-19: What are the 3 w's for COVID-19? 1 Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth. 2 Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact. 3 Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Stay safe. When outside, stay at least 6 ft. apart.

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